The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, February 16, 2019

MoMA presents first U.S. museum solo installation by artist collective Slavs and Tatars
Slavs and Tatars, Long Live The Syncretics, 2012. Painted steel, 145 11/16 x 74 13/16″ (370 x 190 cm). Image courtesy of The Third Line, Dubai.

NEW YORK, NY.- For Projects 98: Slavs and Tatars, The Museum of Modern Art presents the first United States solo exhibition by Slavs and Tatars, from August 15 through December 10, 2012. Slavs and Tatars is a collective whose installations, lectures, publications, and multiples focus on relationships between Western cultures and the Eastern world. At MoMA, the group presents the new installation Beyonsense, which takes its title from a translation of zaum—the term used to describe abstract language experiments undertaken by artists and authors in the early 20th century—celebrates twists of language across cultures, histories, and geographies. The project was developed, in part, from their study of the Museum’s collection of more than 1,000 Russian avant-garde illustrated books. For MoMA, they have designed a reading room of an unconventional sort, featuring their text pieces and artist’s books, which incorporate a multitude of languages (Farsi, Russian, English, and Hebrew) and scripts (Latin, Cyrillic). Stressing an attitude of discourse and hospitality within the museum setting, Slavs and Tatars encourage visitors to linger in the space, leaf through the publications, and encounter the installation. The exhibition is organized by Gretchen L. Wagner, The Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr., Assistant Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books.

Slavs and Tatars, whose members are active in Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Middle East, work in a variety of formats and pin their practice to a defined geographic region of Eurasia—the vast expanse stretching, roughly, from the former Berlin Wall to the Great Wall of China. Living and traveling extensively in the region, Slavs and Tatars first collaborated in 2006 on projects that explored expansive historical and cultural narratives and the stereotypes and prejudices that cling to these topics. Islamic mysticism, the decline of Communism, the Iranian Revolution of 1979, and agricultural traditions in the Caucasus are among the diverse issues they have investigated, freely transgressing cultural registers and humorously blending academic tropes with pop vernacular. To communicate the many threads of their inquiry, they create inviting environments—combining bold graphic design elements, traditional craft objects, and sometimes food—where visitors can pause and experience their work.

Slavs and Tatars has had solo exhibitions at Secession, Vienna, Austria (2012); Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany (2011); and Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst, Belgium (2009). They have been featured in group shows including Print/Out, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); The Ungovernables, New Museum Triennial, New York (2012); I decided not to save the world, Tate Modern/Salt Beyoğlu, London (2011); Live Archive of The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, New York (2009); Left Pop, Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2008); and Somewhere Totally Else, Design Museum, London (2005).

Today's News

August 15, 2012

Historic artifacts, kept in storage for years, are now on display at New York's Capitol

From Medieval to Modern: Christie's Fall Sale of Japanese & Korean Art in September

MoMA presents first U.S. museum solo installation by artist collective Slavs and Tatars

Christie's presents the Fall Sale of South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art

American art and Modernism provides common language in cross-cultural dialogue

Exhibition of works of art from the Serapión & Belk Collection opens at the Museo de Arte de Ponce

Longtime Cosmopolitan magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown, 90, dies in New York

Handle with fun: RM Auctions lifts the gavel on Bruce Weiner's world famous Microcar Museum

Philadelphia Museum of Art acquires "The Fox and the Grapes" dressing table

Indian and Southeast Asian art astounds at Christie's New York in September

Preview Berlin Art Fair to expand its dynamic profile for eight edition at Tempelhof Airport

1907 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle brings $1+ million to lead Heritage's $27.5+ Million auction

Chrysler Museum shakes up contemporary collection with installation of Remix Redux

The Fifth Annual Governors Island Art Fair opens September 1

Array of London Olympic memorabilia up for auction

17-foot-long Burmese python caught in Everglades; taken to Florida Museum of Natural History

Longest-running UK comic book 'The Dandy' may end

Fine Art Asia 2012 introduces renowned galleries and forges new partnerships

Bellevue Arts Museum focuses on fiber for second edition of BAM Biennial

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Underground in Jerusalem, a rare look at an ancient tomb

2.- Research reveals new species are evolving fastest in Antarctica

3.- Tate Modern opens the UK's first major Pierre Bonnard exhibition in 20 years

4.- Travel ban for 'fragile' Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'

5.- Holocaust museum stokes controversy among Hungary's Jews

6.- Rare Hassam, Jefferson letter and Sèvres porcelain offered at Potomack Auction

7.- 'Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution' opens at Nelson-Atkins

8.- Andy Goldsworthy to create Walking Wall on Nelson-Atkins campus

9.- US university to cover Christopher Columbus murals

10.- Leonardo da Vinci's drawings go under the microscope in a new publication

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful